The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
Marsha Egan is an aspiring artist formerly based in Syracuse NY. She is currently living in Northern Virginia. Her most recent series is entitled: Sacred Circles: Enso Brush Paintings.
Marsha embraces abstract expressionism through watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media techniques. Her current artistic passion includes a Japanese-infused approach utilizing the aesthetics of Nihonga, Wabi Sabi , and Kintsugi. Marsha incorporates mineral pigments, sumi ink, gold and silver leaf, texture, and crushed stones to infuse Nihonga elements in her work. This was inspired by a workshop led by Judith Kruger, world renowned NIhonga artist. The essence of Wabi Sabi is suggested in her work by the concept of the natural progression of life in its simplest, serene form. Kintsugi is interpreted as making the broken parts whole again. More information on these three creative influences are shared in About the Artist. Marsha's style is an eclectic one influenced by an intent to elicit an authentic emotional response in the viewer. She displays her work at various events in the region, some of which are documented on this website. All of the artistic works in this website are copyrighted by the artist. Check with the artist for remaining availability. The artist may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She has written and illustrated a children's book entitled, Rays Flip, Flap! Creatures of the Sea From A to Z. This book was inspired by Marsha's concern for ocean ecology, and the hope that her grandchildren will continue to experience the wonders of the ocean. Her current books in progress are, An Ant In My Cup: Haiku Poems, which includes original Haiku poetry and illustrations, and Ten Silly Swans, a preschool counting book illustrated with original poetry.